Two terrorists open fire at former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram, who was on his to a training session in National Stadium in Karachi when his car was involved in a traffic accident.
The news was broke by journalist Asma Shirazi from Geo News.
Firing on @wasimakramlive in karachi.thank God he is safe.
— Asma Shirazi (@asmashirazi) August 5, 2015
According to report two unidentified men fired at Akram’s car on Karsaz Road near National Stadium. However, he remained unhurt during the incident. Akram dialed the police helpline and filed a complaint. As per Akram’s own account, two unidentified armed men on a motorcycle opened fire at his vehicle.
Police has rushed to the spot and investigations are under way. While talking to media they said, there were several cars involved in the crash but Akram said his car been deliberately targeted.
Deputy Inspector General East Munir Sheikh while speaking to media ouside the National Stadium claimed the incident was a clear case of road rage.
“According to preliminary investigation, the incident appears to be a case of road rage. But we cannot say clearly what the motive behind the attack on Wasim Akram was. We have identified the car from CCTV footage and will have the suspect in custody in a couple of hours,” Sheikh said.
“A car crashed into my vehicle and when I asked him to pull over, he stepped out and opened fire. His appearance resembled that of an official,” Akram was quoted by local Pakistani media.
“I have noted down the vehicle’s number and given it to the police,” a visibily shaken is quoted by Express News website of pakistan. “The bullet hit my car’s tires but I remained safe”, Akram added.
The legendry swing bowler, who has 500 ODI wicket, 414 Test wicket and one one world cup to his name, was accompanied by his agent Arsalan Haider , who also comfirmed the the incident.
“Wasim was driving himself and the car next to him tried to jam his car to one side and opened fire. He did not get hit, he is now at the National Stadium, dealing with police formalities,” Arsalan Haider, Akram’s manager told ESPNCricinfo.